|Bid||39.25 x 3000|
|Ask||39.83 x 1800|
|Day's Range||39.40 - 39.89|
|52 Week Range||28.25 - 39.89|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.22|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.42%|
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The numbers: Construction on new houses fell 4% in July to the second-lowest rate this year, but builders applied for more permits in a positive sign for the housing market. Economists polled by MarketWatch had anticipated a 1.25 million rate for starts. Permits to build additional properties increased 8.4% to a seasonally-adjusted annual pace of 1.336 million from June’s revised rate of 1.232 million.
Home builder confidence increased by a single point to 66 in August, according to the National Association of Home Builders' monthly index released Thursday. Readings above 50 on the index are a sign that confidence has improved, but sentiment still remains below the levels seen a year ago. The index components that measure current sales conditions and buyer traffic both increased two points, to 73 and 50. However, the gauge of expectations for sales conditions over the next six months fell by one point to 70, suggesting that builders may be growing more concerned about the housing market's future. Two ETFs that track the home construction industry, and , took different trajectories in morning trading Thursday but are both up year-to-date.
ETFs to gain from upbeat U.S. consumers' economic outlook on a decent job market, contained inflation, rising wages and prospects of low interest rates.
D.R. Horton beats overall while many other homebuilding companies come up with upbeat results. This along with likely Fed rate cut bode well for housing ETFs.
U.S. existing home sales for June was under pressure while new home sales showed some improvement. Despite this, home building ETFs have been on a tear on upbeat corporate earnings and chances of a Fed rate cut in the near term.
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Sentiment among residential construction firms rose slightly in July as somewhat more favorable conditions emerged in the housing market.
The Trump administration's policies of increased tariffs on steel, aluminum and Canadian lumber as well as tougher immigration rules (especially pertaining to Mexico) could hurt homebuilding ETFs.
The strengthening homebuilder sector exchange traded funds could hit a snag as slowing home sales and a tight labor market weigh on the industry in the second half of the year. The boon of low rates “has been apparent in the strong mortgage demand data and will in all-likelihood be reflected in improving home sales data this summer,” Alex Pettee, president and director of research at investment advisory Hoya Capital Real Estate, told the WSJ.
The housing fund HOMZ hit the market in March. Let's take a look how this new ETF is different from the two longstanding products in the space.
Editor's note: This article is a part of InvestorPlace.com's Best ETFs for 2019 contest. Vince Martin's pick for the contest is the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (BATS:ITB).Heading into 2019, the case for the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (BATS:ITB) was reasonably simple. Pretty much anything housing-related had been sold off big in 2018. In fact, ITB stock fell some 31% for the year. Yet the economy still seemed strong. Broad markets, even with a rough Q4, were in decent shape. Economically sensitive housing-related stocks were plunging despite the news simply being not that bad.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat divergence was why I named ITB as my pick for the Best ETFs of 2019 contest. So far, it has been a solid choice, with the ITB ETF gaining 29% year-to-date against a 17% rise in the S&P 500. Homebuilder stocks have risen, as have most of the industry's retailers and many of its suppliers.But at this point, the case for ITB gets a little thinner. After the first quarter, the fund had returned 16%, but that was only modestly better than low double-digit gains in most broad market indices. And so I made the case in late March that ITB still had some catching up to do.Three months later, ITB hasn't completely caught up. Since the beginning of 2018, the fund remains negative against an ~10% gain for the S&P 500. But the gap certainly has closed. As such, this ETF will need some outside help if it's going to keep rising. * 10 'Buy-and-Hold' Stocks to Own Forever The Case Against ITB as One of the Best ETFsUp 29% YTD, it certainly seems like the easy money has been made here. That seems particularly true looking at the fund's key holdings: 27% of assets are in the country's two largest homebuilders, D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) and Lennar (NYSE:LEN).Both stocks have rallied sharply this year (+29% for DHI, +33% for LEN), driving a good chunk of the fund's gains. Another 40% of the fund owns smaller homebuilders -- most of which have followed similar patterns. Most of the group is below their highs, but many have at least returned to 2018 trading levels.Home Depot (NYSE:HD) has gained nicely, and is threatening a new all-time high. Lowe's (NYSE:LOW) has underperformed, but is still positive. In December, ITB was a case of buying a group of stocks at or near the lows. That's not the argument anymore.Now, ITB needs at least a few components to break out from the highs -- and not just rebound off the lows. That might be tough. Tariffs are pressuring margins in the space. Trade war concerns are affecting the macroeconomic outlook. There's still a belief that a downturn in the U.S. has to be on the way at some point, as we head into year eleven of the economic expansion. Homebuilder stocks, in particular, likely would take a big hit.At this point, risks are rising and valuations aren't as cheap. That's a combination that suggests, at the least, that ITB's appreciation is going to slow in the second half. The Case for the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETFFor market and macro bulls, however, ITB still looks like a solid pick. The ETF remains about 15% below early 2018 highs. With some help from lower interest rates, which would lower mortgage costs, and economic strength, it could re-take those highs, suggesting another 20% or so in upside.From a longer-term standpoint, the ETF still sits below where it traded back in 2006. ITB started trading on May 1st of that year. The housing crisis followed, and in less than three years, 85% of its value had been wiped out. It has been a long climb back from those lows, but if the economy cooperates, that climb can continue. * 7 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for a Noisy Market That's the key point, though: if the economy cooperates. To even consider ITB at this point, an investor truly has to trust both the economy and the broad market. If trade war concerns ease and/or if strong U.S. job and macro growth continues, ITB will keep rising. And, in that scenario, the ETF likely will outperform broad markets in the second half, just as it did in the first.But this is a different argument than it was six months ago. Then, the ETF looked like it was pricing in an almost-certain recession. That's just not the case anymore. For macro bulls, the ITB ETF is a way to get leveraged upside on more good economic news ahead. But it's not as cheap, or attractive, as it was six months ago.As of this writing, Vince Martin did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for a Noisy Market * 5 Strong Buy Biotech Stocks for the Second Half * 6 Stocks Ready to Bounce on a Trade Deal Compare Brokers The post Best ETFs for 2019: iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF Still Has a Chance appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The April housing starts report was a relief for homebuilders. Their confidence has been struggling. The May report was slightly below the estimate. Consumer spending is still strong after the May retail sales report.
U.S. stocks have been retracing the path back to their all-time highs this months, exploding higher on Tuesday after President Donald Trump said he will be meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, ...
Following a first-quarter rebound for U.S. equities, the absence of a trade deal certainly pumped the brakes on a sustained rally in the second quarter. Certain exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were able to ...
Many corners of the market have seen rough trading while a few still stand tall. Below, we have highlighted ETFs from the best and worst zones at the halfway mark in Q2.
Housing Sales Data Look Promising—Can Homebuilders Benefit?(Continued from Prior Part)Homebuilders’ reactions to housing starts reportGiven the significant setbacks in housing data over the last few months, homebuilders’ confidence has taken a
KB Home (KBH) was upgraded to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' at RBC Capital Markets and the firm increased its price target on the homebuilder by $5 to $30. As a result, KB Home shares rose 2.5% to $27.47 in trading Thursday. KBH is just one of the stocks that may signal a trend in improving homebuilder stocks.